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Long established as a major sports destination, Indianapolis' arts and dining scene has flourished in recent years. The city's Cultural Trail keeps Indy's main sites within easy reach, accessing major museums, farm-to-table dining, boutique shopping, and more.
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125 S Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis, IN 46204, USA
Major league sports fans and live entertainment enthusiasts will be thrilled to hear about the Bankers Life Fieldhouse, home to Indianpolis' NBA, WNBA, and major performance acts. Depending on the night, you can take in a game or show in the...
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434 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46204, USA
Silver in the City/ At Home in the City is absolutely my favorite place to shop in Indianapolis. They have the most unique mixture of home decor, clothing, handbags, jewelry, books, and anything else you can think of from Squirrel Underpants to a...
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55 E Michigan St, Indianapolis, IN 46204, USA
Is symmetry important to you? Originally planned in 1919 to commemorate those who fought in World War One, Indianapolis's War Memorial Plaza is a beautiful open-air space for those who appreciate classically-inspired architecture. It was planned...
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339 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46204, USA
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This life-size mural of author Kurt Vonnegut, painted on the side of a brownstone building on Massachusetts Avenue in downtown Indianapolis is my favorite example of the public art movement that has been gaining momentum. As part of the 2012 Super...
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I lived in Indianapolis for the better part of 20 years before I discovered the small, well curated war museum below the Indiana War Memorial. Admission is free, and the museum includes, among other things, an impressive collection of...
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340 N Senate Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46204, USA
Indianapolis is the hometown of legendary Slaughterhouse-Five author Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. For those who are fans of his work, the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library is the perfect monument to his literary genius. Filled with original Vonnegut artwork,...
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Canal Walk, Indianapolis, IN, USA
Get out and stretch your legs with a walk along the downtown canal walk and bike path. If you're looking for some family fun, you can rent four-seater pedal boats or kayaks and paddle your way down the 1.5 mile-long canal. Rentals are available at...
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Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Indianapolis, IN, USA
There is no better way to tour Indianapolis than by bike on Indy’s Cultural Trail. The eight mile bike and pedestrian path traverses five downtown cultural districts: Fountain Square, Indiana Avenue, Mass Ave, The Canal & White River State Park,...
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4000 Michigan Road, Indianapolis, IN 46208, USA
My favorite part of the Indianapolis Museum of Art is not the exhibitions inside (although admittedly, those are great). Rather, it's the nearly 200 acres of gardens, green space, forests, and sculptures that make this place one-of-a-kind and...
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3000 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46208, USA
A five-story dinosaur greets you at the mecca of all children’s museums, located just 10 minutes north of downtown Indianapolis. The museum has grown exponentially since my first visit decades ago, and it just keeps getting better. A day at the...
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401 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46204, USA
"Ann Dancing" is one of the most unique public art pieces in downtown Indianapolis. The four-sided LED sculpture sits at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue, Alabama Street, and Vermont Street. "I am really happy that ‘Ann Dancing’ will be in...
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4790 W 16th St, Indianapolis, IN 46222, USA
This place is almost sacred to racing enthusiasts. With one of the world's largest collections of racing cars and motorcycles, multimedia information on the history of the storied Indianapolis track, and year-round bus tours (weather permitting,...
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Fountain Square, Indianapolis, IN 46203, USA
Fountain Square blends the best of the city's past with cutting edge music, art, food, and drinks. Adjacent to downtown, it's a quick drive or an easy bike ride down the city's Cultural Trail. A perfect night out for me in Fountain Square would...
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4000 Michigan Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46208, USA
The Indianapolis Museum of Art has a really interesting outdoor sculpture park in the middle of the woods adjacent to the museum. This includes an igloo in the center of the lake where, during the spring/summer/fall, an artist-in-residence...
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801 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204, USA
Three great museums sit side by side in White River State Park: the Eiteljorg Museum, the Indiana State Museum, and the NCAA Hall of Champions. Situated alongside the downtown canal, these museums each have something great to offer in the midst of...
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1119 Prospect St, Indianapolis, IN 46203, USA
Radio Radio is a terrific small venue for catching up-and-coming national and local acts. I recently saw Family of the Year and Pacific Air here. The bar is located in Fountain Square, a lively and artsy neighborhood adjacent to downtown...
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40 E St Clair St, Indianapolis, IN 46204, USA
More than just a place for books (but don't discount the incredible collection), Indianapolis's Central Library is also a community center, art gallery, and architectural marvel. The buildings manage to perfectly blend the grand, original 1917...
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500 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204, USA
Social Sketch is an event for artists and creatives to meet, draw, mingle, and maybe even collaborate. Anyone is welcome to attend. Started in the Bay Area and Washington, the group has an Indianapolis chapter that has hosted events at the...
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White River Trail, Indianapolis, IN, USA
Indiana gets some spectacular fall colors, and a walk along the White River Trail is a great way to experience them. Hop onto the trail at the end of West Washington Street. There's a bridge at West New York Street that will bring you to the...